Progressive Payoffs

Progressive Slot Machine Payoff

Generally, there are two levels of progressive slot machine payoffs - primary and secondary.

'Primary' payoff is the top prize offered when a player hits a specific combination. This top payoff, increasing with each coin played is the one showing the highest dollar value and is usually displayed with the largest sign and numbers above the carousel or bank of machines.

'Secondary' payoffs are displayed on smaller screens mounted below the big screen of the primary payoff, and increase proportionately to the number of coins played. These 'secondary' payoffs are hit more frequently and therefore will not payout as large a sum of money on the progressive payoff meter.

Before playing any single group of progressives, check out the primary and secondary jackpots, and then compare other surrounding progressives on the casino floor to see how high those jackpots are relative to their starting amounts.

Change people and slot hosts can be helpful with information on where the largest progressive jackpots are located. After a progressive payoff is hit, the payoff meter automatically resets to the base jackpot amount.

Also, please read the rules on the slot machines before dropping a coin. Some slot machines require you to bet the maximum amount to be eligible for the progressive payoff. If you bet less, you can still win a nice sum. But still, it would be a shame to find that you have won ten thousand dollars when you could have won a million, all because you bet one dollar instead of three! If you are going to play a progressive payoff slot machine, you might as well make sure you can win the primary progressive payoff if you hit the winning combination.